I got this around a week ago and have been playing with it know for a few days and WoW this effect is very nice. Easy to do and gets great reactions from laymen. Very well made. Sold wood and top notch rope is used. Looks very nice to the eye. There was a trick called houdini block escape, but it was not made very well. The Block and Rope Escape by Michael Smilek makes that one look like a kids toy. If your in to rope magic you must add this to your act. I did and I love it.